ISP: Southern Indiana Man Arrested for Child Sex Crimes in November Now Faces Charges in Multiple Counties

Adam Riggs booking photo – Indiana State Police

The following press release was sent to the Bloomington by the Indiana State Police Tuesday:

Southern Indiana Man Arrested for Child Sex Crimes in November Now Faces Charges in Multiple Counties

Southern Indiana – A Man arrested in Washington County for child sex crimes in November is now charged with similar charges in multiple Southern Indiana counties.   

Detective Travis Baker, an investigator from the Indiana State Police Post in Sellersburg, began an investigation into 37-year-old Eric Adam Riggs of Memphis, Indiana, in September of this year after receiving information of possible child molestation and other child sex crimes occurring in Washington County, Indiana. The investigation included victim forensic interviews conducted through the Indiana Department of Child Services, suspect interviews, and multiple search warrants involving digital forensic examinations and vehicle and physical searches.   

As a result of the initial investigation, Detective Baker arrested Eric Riggs on November 30, 2023, for Child Molesting, a level 1 felony; Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, a level 4 felony; Incest (2 counts), a level 4 felony; and Child exploitation, a level 5 felony. Riggs was remanded into the Washington County Jail and has remained incarcerated since his arrest.  

Detective Baker expanded his probe into other southern Indiana counties due to information gained in his initial investigation. As a result, Eric Adam Riggs now has additional charges in Clark and Scott Counties. The charges and locations are listed below:  

Clark County: 

  1. Child Molesting (2 counts) – Level 1 Felony 
  2. Sexual Misconduct with a Minor (2 counts) – Level 4 Felony 
  3. Incest (2 counts) – Level 4 Felony 
  4. Child Exploitation – Level 5 Felony  

Scott County: 

  1. Child Molesting – Level 1 Felony
  2. Incest (2 counts) – Level 4 Felony 
  3. Sexual Misconduct with a Minor (2 counts) – Level 4 Felony 
  4. Child Exploitation – Level 5 Felony 

This case is still under investigation.  

Media Note

A Photo of Eric Adam Riggs is attached.

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